Investigation into North Port Sergeant finds no incidents of harassment

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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 5:39 pm

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- An internal affairs investigation into alleged harassment by a North Port Police sergeant has resulted in a finding of not sustained.  However the report says comments made by Sgt. Patrick Sachkar may have been "inappropriate".

Sgt. Sachkar retired from the force for personal reasons during the investigation.

Prior to his retirement on April 14th, he had been placed on administrative leave with pay after an internal employee accused him of harassment.  The employee claimed that Sachkar often told her that she should be working out and encouraged her to work out at the community center he goes to.

She eventually agreed to go work out with him, and he at one point told her "I saw you checking out your ass" as she looked in the mirror, and told her "you can call me daddy."

The report summarizes that "although the comments made by Sgt. Sachker may have been inappropriate, they do not rise to the level of Harassment or Discrimination."

Had Sgt. Sachker not retired, he would have been subject to sensitivity training and would no longer represent the department in new hire fitness orientation.

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